Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gamestation Customers Inadvertantly Sell Their Souls

Posted by Simcha 10:03 AM, under | 6 comments

I just came across this news item, which although is a couple of weeks old, is still amusing enough to post for those of you that have missed it.


On April 1st, 7,500 Gamestation customers sold their souls while purchasing items from the Gamestation website. On that fateful day, the company's sales contract included a special "immortal soul clause," which most customers did not bother to carefully read:

    By placing an order via this web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul,” reads the terms and conditions. Gamestation adds that when they arrive to take your soul, “We reserve the right to serve such notice in 6 (six) foot high letters of fire.

Customers were given the option to keep their souls, by filling in the check box, but only 12% of shoppers opted to do so. These people were rewarded with a gift voucher and a ticket to an online raffle, and of course, the guarantee (or at least the probability) of eternal salvation.

Let that be a lesson to anyone who neglects to read the fine print.

And while Gamestation claims that they will be returning all their newly acquired souls, I personally have my doubts. I mean, whose to know if they return the souls or not. Would people really notice if their soul is missing?

Just something to think about...

Read more about it here and here.


OMG - I never read the fine print! And now I know I should. I've probably unknowingly signed my soul away dozens of times!

:D That was a great little trick to play.... Well, I hope a trick. Otherwise those people really are in trouble. :) Interesting what the fine print could say and some of us never see it.

Stephanie: Well, according to Gail Carriger's books, not having a soul makes you immune to paranormal creatures, so perhaps you're better off without one :)

Melissa: This just cracked me up, the idea of a video game company slyly collecting it's customers souls. Sounds like a Terry Pratchett book.

lmao, this is hysterical!

It'll teach me to read the fine print on my next cell phone contract! ;)

Hilarious! What a sense of humor some people have. :) Nice blog, by the way. I'm following!

Christyy: I know! I totally have to find a way to use this someday.
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